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I used to have an app for my Treo called "Volume Care" that let me boost the volume of my speaker beyond what the factory settings allowed. Is there any app or hack that would allow me to push my Droids speaker further than Motorola wants to allow?

Edit: I thought I was clear before, but let me clarify. I am not looking for just any volume control app, I have one, I know of many, and believe it or not I am capable of searching the market for the word "volume." I am specifically looking for a solution that will allow me to push the volume out of my speaker past that current manufacturer set limits.

Update: I just added a bounty so I'll add a bit more clarification. I have seen apps out there that work with HTC phones only. This solution/app/hack must work on the Original Moto Droid rooted or not, I want a noticeable increase in the volume.

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Is this a good idea? I wonder if installing something like this could actually blow out your speaker. –  Matt Casto Sep 21 '10 at 12:37
    
It most definitely could, but that's a risk I'm willing to take. –  Matt Sep 21 '10 at 18:12
    
I'm sure there are music apps that can amplify the song before passing the audio to the system, but you are looking for a system-wide amplification? –  Matthew Read Dec 29 '10 at 21:23
    
Yes, system wide, but I'd be interested to see those granular solutions. –  Matt Dec 29 '10 at 21:30
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@afrazier: Sorry, I didn't catch that, can you speak up? –  Matt Dec 30 '10 at 15:21
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If you root your Droid and install CyanogenMod there is something called DSP Manager included which seems to do what you want.

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I'm already running CM and have DSP Manager. None of the changes that I make under "Phone Speaker" seem to do anything. How do you operate this thing? –  Matt Jan 3 '11 at 20:31
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I think you need to boost levels in the Equalizer portion of DSP Manager. (ie. set everything to +3db or higher to maximize) –  Dave Veffer Jan 3 '11 at 20:44
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It didn't seem to work before but I tried out again and it did the trick. Can't believe the solution was already right under my nose. Thanks! –  Matt Jan 4 '11 at 13:22
    
Glad to hear it :) –  Dave Veffer Jan 4 '11 at 13:23
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Yes, you can try an app like Volume Master Free.

There are quite a few that do this :-)

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Hi anders, I appreciate the response but I don't see how this does what I'm asking at all. Am I missing something? I'm not looking for something to control the volume, theres a stock app for that and your right there are tons of apps in the market for that. I'm looking for a program that will allow me to push past the maximum volume limit set by Motorola. –  Matt Sep 21 '10 at 18:11
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Some vendors use the UI to control the max volume. A tool like this would be able to bypass it. Boosting volume beyond what the Android API allows, would require rooting your device. Edit: From some googling i can see that the Droid X has volume issues on the speaker confirmed by Motorola, they where working on a fix in august. Have you tried updating your device? –  anders Sep 22 '10 at 10:18
    
I hear what you are saying but I see no indication this will do what I want. I've used other volume control apps with no luck. I will try it before I count it out though. No, I have not tried buying a new phone, but to be clear, I don't have an x, I've got an oldscholl droid. –  Matt Sep 24 '10 at 7:06
    
Ah ok - i was googling and the issue with Droid X showed up, so i just guessed :) The only way to do this would be rooting your phone, and playing with the system files then. It is possible, though. –  anders Sep 24 '10 at 10:19
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Thanks, you'll know if I figured it out when I post a question "How do I fix a blown speaker on my Droid" ;) –  Matt Sep 25 '10 at 14:53
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If your phone is rooted you can try Volume+.

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DSP Manager is by far the best option out there. Or there is Volume+ https://market.android.com/details?id=com.TEST.android.lvh&hl=en

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Your answer isn't adding anything. DSP Manager and Volume+ were both mentioned in previous answers. –  Al E. Dec 20 '11 at 15:33
    
I provided a link to Volume+ –  AlexHamilton Dec 20 '11 at 16:13
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